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March 2018 Edition
North America, Mobility (Maritime, Airborne, Auto)
InfoBeam Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
InfoBeam Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
InfoBeam Part III, Information & News, by the Editors
​News and Products of Note for SATCOM
Industry Update—The North American Ground Segment, By Dan Freyer, Managing Partner of AdWavez Marketing LLC

​Satellite ground segment products are evolving at an exceptional pace, tracking the innovations in space systems that have been introduced with High Throughput Satellites (HTS). In this issue SatMagazine looks at market developments and speaks with a number of key ground segment suppliers about trends in North America. To get a handle on what’s hot, and the challenges and opportunities going forward, we spoke with them about how customer needs are shaping the businesses and
the industry.
Perspective: SES—The transformative power of satellite, By Nicole Robinson, SVP of Global Government at SES Networks and Managing Director of SES Techcom Services
From wildfires in California to hurricanes in the Caribbean, 2017 was reminder of how easily terrestrial connectivity can be disrupted.
Focus: Comtech EF Data—Meeting the demands of the N.A. service provider, By Andy Lucas, S.V.P., Comtech EF Data
The demands that North American satellite service providers are placing on their ground equipment providers have increased substantially over the past few years in terms of product performance and ongoing support.
Evolution: Newtec—How to maximize business potential, Bart Van Poucke, V.P., Product Management, Newtec
As the satellite industry continues to be marked by uncertainty, service providers are looking for solutions which deliver increased efficiency and performance in order to maximize their businesses’ potential.
Focus: GLOBECOMM, Delivering the Big Data Revolution to O&G
The first known use of hydrocarbons dates back 6,000 years to an oil seep on the banks of the Euphrates River in what is now Iraq.
Focus: W.B.Walton—New ground segment developments, By Dan Freyer, Managing Partner, AdWavez Marketing LLC
Satellite land mobile applications
NASA GOLD’s Journey—From a small lab payload to outer space, By Todd Gossett, Director, SES Government Solutions

NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, which will study the weather at the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space, was launched on January 25 aboard the SES-14 commercial satellite owned and operated by SES.
Perspective: RSCC, Fifty years in orbit
This year will be quite remarkable — an entire series of landmark space-related anniversaries will be celebrated.
Focus: Integrasys—The innovative world of satellite, By Alvaro Sanchez, Sales and Marketing Director, Integrasys
Over a several year time period, the satellite communications industry has come under threat by many new and emerging technologies. Thanks to some amazing innovations, satellite is fighting back. Now, the industry needs to continue to innovate directly through the development chain to maintain its leading position as a communications service.
Focus: KORE Wireless—IoT enabling modern mining operations, By Vince Jager, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, KORE Wireless
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the mining industry by enabling safer operating environments while increasing efficiency
and profitability.
Focus: Kratos, The looming HTS gateway crunch
Will the promise of HTS in space be met by a shockwave of rising costs on the ground?
Focus: Terrasat—With great power..., By Bob Hansen, V.P., Global Sales & Marketing, Terrasat
Comes great responsibility — that’s the story many are familiar with in the comic book world of superheroes.
MSUA Interview with...Todd Hill, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, By Catherine Melquist, President, MSUA
With permission, SatMagazine presents a Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) interview that was conducted by Catherine Melquist, the President of the organization, of Mr. Todd Hill, the Senior Director of Global Satellite Planning at Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
Innovation: AvL Technologies—Amazing flat panel antennas, By Ian Timmins, Ph.D, Principal RF Engineer, and Krystal Dredge, Director of Marketing, AvL Technologies
AvL Technologies is widely recognized as an industry leader in parabolic antenna technology and, in particular, rugged and robust transportable systems with mechanical positioning that is built to last and insanely reliable.
Insight: Taming the Angry Sun—A Future Scenario?, By Graham Mackintosh, Industry Consultant in Applied A.I. for Space Science
On the morning of June 25, 2034, Sunspot NOAA-750 appeared to be unremarkable, sitting amongst the patchwork of other active regions on the Sun.
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